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Boss with lions head

Egyptian
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period
332 B.C.–A.D. 337


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana (Daphnae)

Dimensions

D. 4.0 cm

Accession Number

87.782

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

An irregular circular disc formed of irregular shaped spiral twistings; from this rises in high relief a grotesque head with large ring-like mouth and serrated mane, dark gray green mottled and translucent . In good condition except chip or chin.

Provenance

From Egypt, North of Tell Dafana (Daphnae), site of the ancient town. Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund Committee, through Rev. W.C.Winslow, Vice President and Honorable Secretary for America, June 1887. Excavations of 1885-6

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription